Anxiety in Writing Skills: The Voices of EFL University Learners (Published)
This descriptive study explores writing anxiety attributed to the following factors: structuring paragraphs, sentence accuracy, feedback, corrections, grading, and classroom learning environment. The research sample was 327 Saudi female EFL university learners in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, who responded to a 28-closed item questionnaire. The results revealed that the participants were usually anxious about paragraph structuring but sometimes experienced anxiety about constructing proper sentences with correct grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. An unexpected finding was that Saudi female EFL university learners were sometimes anxious about receiving feedback, corrections, and grading in writing tasks. The results also indicate that the classroom learning environment was sometimes a source of anxiety.
Keywords: Classroom Environment, Feedback, sentence accuracy, structuring paragraphs, writing anxiety